The official podcast of World of Aviation, where we investigate the latest aviation news and deliver the big interviews with the key influencers shaping the global aviation sector.
US opens its borders to the vaxxed and Ryanair sets ambitious passenger targets
After 18 months of international border closures, the US has officially opened up for the fully vaccinated of 33 nations, including the UK, the EU and many more.
On this week’s World of Aviation Podcast, host Adam and reporters Hannah and Bella discuss the long-awaited reopening of trans-Atlantic travel and what that means for major airlines.
Plus, the crew chats about Ryanair’s ambitious rise of passenger targets amid dropping major aircraft deals with Boeing, and whether the Irish carrier is over-confident.
Lastly, the team discusses Lufthansa’s commitment to begin paying back the state aid it received during the pandemic.
Sky’s The Limit Podcast: The opportunities of RPAS with Amanda Meys
As chief remote pilot at the CSIRO, Amanda Meys has trailblazed through a very impressive career in risk management, drone piloting, maintenance and military aviation, just to name a few
In this episode of Sky’s The Limit, hosts Anna Grbas and Hannah Dowling sit down with Amanda to discuss her early career in military aviation, and her sheer determination to pursue avionics engineering.
Plus, Amanda shares her insight to the next generation of drone pilots hoping to find their way in the RPAS space.
Finally, she unveils why Australia has played such a critical role in the development of drone technologies, and become a global leader in the RPAS space.
US makes big moves on sustainable aviation and Emirates claims title of largest 2020 carrier
This past week, the United States’ sustainable aviation received a major boost, as the White House commites to producing 20 per cent fewer emissions by 2030.
On this week's World of Aviation Podcast, host Adam Thorn and reporters Hannah Dowling and Bella Richards chat about how the US plans to reduce its aviation emissions, and whether the nation has set goals it may not reach.
Plus, the team discusses 2020’s largest carrier according to IATA, Emirates, and what it did to claim the title.
Lastly, the crew commemorates the 20-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, and how it changed the aviation industry forever.
SPECIAL EPISODE: Breaking the stigma surrounding mental health with David Coleman, Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention
This year's R U OK? Day serves as an important reminder to open up the conversation on mental health, both in the workplace and at home, according to David Coleman, member for Banks and Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.
In this special episode, join Momentum Media director Alex Whitlock as he speaks to Mr Coleman.
Together, the pair discuss the importance of shining a spotlight on mental health issues, share why the consequences of stigmatising mental health are significant, and reveal how you can make a difference to your workplace, community, family and friends.
Ethiopian Airlines will fly the 737 MAX yet again despite deadly crash
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This week we saw some of the most significant news about Boeing’s 737 MAX; Ethiopian Airlines has penned a deal with the planemaker to fly the jet yet again, after being involved in the deadly crash in 2019.
In this episode of the World of Aviation Podcast, host Adam Thorn and reporters Hannah Dowling and Bella Richards discuss what that means for Boeing and Ethiopian, and if customers will be confident in the jet after all this time.
Plus, the crew chats about Cathay Pacific’s vaccination scheme and how it is different to airlines across the globe.
Lastly, the team discusses the union that is suing Southwest Airlines over employee treatment, a trend continuing to emerge during the pandemic across all businesses.
FAA deep-dives into Boeing’s culture
This week we saw Boeing encounter more scrutiny from the FAA, as the regulator does a deep-dive into the company’s culture.
In this episode of the World of Aviation Podcast, host Adam Thorn and reporters Hannah Dowling and Bella Richards chat about why employees at the planemaker are concealing safety issues and whether there is more to it.
Plus, the team discusses Italy’s new airline ITA, which this week requested a permit to fly into the United States, and whether the carrier will fare differently than its predecessor Alitalia.
Lastly, the crew talks about the state of flying cars in Brazil, and how Embraer and numerous working groups are developing the industry in the nation for the coming years
Good global briefing
Great coverage of all the key news across aviation. I also like the guests. The tomcat back seater podcast was good fun. Great story telling guys.
Your knowledge and understating of Australian commercial airline aviation is extremely disappointing. And in this COVID-nonsense time, your views are obviously biased towards the non-scientific basis views of the QLD, VIC, & WA “leaders”.
Unbelievably insensitive (zero stars)
As a long-time AA subscriber I have to say I was very, very disappointed in the way the story regarding the invasive searches at Doha Airport was handled. Language such as ‘eye-watering’ and ‘these things can happen’ is entirely inappropriate for a series of incidents which can only be described as physical assaults of the most serious nature which will undoubtedly be the cause of lifelong trauma for many of the women involved.
Suggesting that by choosing Qatar as your carrier you are, in effect, travelling in a culture alien to your own where ‘these things can happen’ is not just absurd, it’s downright offensive. The idea that a female passenger boarding a Qatar flight is somehow naturally at greater risk is another example of the insensitive manner in which you dealt with this story.
These women were simply trying to fly to chosen a destination and regardless of their choice of carrier they should at no time been in fear for their personal safety. There is no justification for the actions of the Qatari authorities. None.